★★★★ “This is a brilliant musical” Everything Theatre
The critically acclaimed Lost Boy has extended it's run at the Charing Cross Theatre due to popular demand.
Commemorating the centenary of the Great War, Lost Boy is a new British musical from Phil Willmott – following the huge success of his musical Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi, in Liverpool, London and the USA.
Lost Boy reunites J. M. Barrie's characters from Peter Pan as young adults on the eve of the First World War. How has their extraordinary childhood equipped them for reality and how much does the child we were inform the adult we become?
The culture clash between the enchantment of childhood fantasy and real life provides a rich vein for humour and drama as this original story explores the hopes and dreams of one particular young officer on the eve of battle with a copy of Peter Pan in his pocket. As sleep begins to blur his dreams and reality, fact and fiction become entangled and he finds himself central to one final “awfully big adventure" with the grown-up Wendy, John, Michael and Tinker Bell.
"Entertaining, thought-provoking and beautifully performed” Broadway Word
"The darkness of the show's vision is compelling and the cast attack the material with gusto" The Guardian
“Artfully structured and packed with strong, musical numbers” The Stage
"An excellent production with an outstanding cast in a bold new sequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan" UK TheatreNet